Victoria Moran (www.mainstreetvegan.net) is the author of thirteen groundbreaking books about inner and outer wellbeing, and has appeared on The Oprah Show, Today Show, Good Morning America Now, and NPR’s All Things Considered. She’s been an ethical vegan for thirty-five years, maintaining a 60-pound weight loss as a result.
Victoria’s undergraduate thesis in religious studies became the 1985 Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism – her first book and the first full-length book on vegan philosophy and practice ever to come from an actual publisher. Twelve additional books have followed, including the best-selling Creating a Charmed Life (in 30 languages), the essential vegan weight loss guide, The Love-Powered Diet; the good health/peace-of-mind manual, The Good Karma Diet; and the genre classic: Main Street Vegan, which VegNews magazine called “The Vegan Bible, New Testament,” and which Ellen Degeneres wrote “offers practical advice and inspiration for everyone interested in going vegan, no matter what tax bracket you’re in!” Victoria was assisted on Main Street Vegan by her daughter, Adair, a lifelong vegan who is now an aerial performer, a stuntwoman, and a wildlife rehabilitator.
Victoria has written for Yoga Journal, Mothering, Natural Health, Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Vegetarian Times, VegNews, and The Huffington Post; and her work has been noted in publications included USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, Self, Real Simple, Glamour, Woman’s World, Vegan Health & Fitness, and O the Oprah Magazine. She hosts the weekly Main Street Vegan podcast, recipient of a Vegan Media Outlet 2015 Award. In addition, she has appeared on the covers of Barefoot Vegan and La Fashionista Compassionista magazines, and she was voted Peta’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 in 2016.
A moving and engaging speaker, a certified holistic health counselor (CHHC, AADP) and graduate of the T. Colin Campbell/eCornell program in plant-based nutrition, Victoria is the founder of Main Street Vegan Academy, training Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators in a boutique program in Manhattan with graduates from twenty-four countries. The program inspired The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, coauthored with JL Fields, which debuted in December 2017 in the number 1 spot in vegetarian diets on Amazon. Victoria is also the producer of A Prayer for Compassion, a documentary from filmmaker Thomas Jackson which will debut this fall with the mission of introducing veganism to people who identify as religious or spiritual. She lives with her husband and their rescue dog, Forbes, and a handicapped rescue pigeon, Thunder, in a LEED-certified green condominium in Harlem.
In this episode, Victoria shares her one way ticket to the mystical isle of Avalon. She also shares the myriad of reasons why one should explore adopting a vegan lifestyle.
Victoria is just one of the accomplished guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.
Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.